Las Vegas, NV April 02, 2021
Kelly Baetz, Safety Supervisor for Training with Nevada’s
Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) has been selected as the
Nevada Employee Veteran of the Month for March 2021 for his outstanding contributions
and service to the State of Nevada.
The Employee Veteran of the Month award
initiative was launched in January 2021 and each month, an employee veteran is
recognized by the Nevada Department of Administration Director and the
Administrator of the Division of Human Resource Management.
Kelly’s military service includes serving for three
years in the US Army as a combat engineer based in Germany. He also served in the National Guard, initially
in an artillery unit with the Utah National Guard and retired from the Nevada
National Guard where he served as a truck master for a transportation unit.
Kelly has been employed with the State of Nevada
since September 2011. As the Safety Supervisor for Training with SCATS, he oversees
the section’s training program including curriculum development and
implementation, instructor preparation and supervision, and training scheduling
When restrictions on in-person gatherings were announced
in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly quickly mobilized his staff
to convert 30 of the section’s 34 in-person training courses to an equivalent
online webinar format. These online courses have benefited more than 3,500
participants with critical safety and health training since the onset of the
Solely due to Kelly’s efforts, Nevada SCATS is one
of the few organizations nationwide that has been approved by the federal
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Education Center to
conduct online OSHA 10- and 30-hour Courses for General Industry and Construction.
Kelly’s dedication and pursuit of excellence benefit
not only Nevada SCATS, but all Nevada employers and employees seeking to ensure
the health and safety of their workplace.
About Nevada’s Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), a unit of Nevada’s
Division of Industrial Relations, provides free and confidential consultation
and safety services to assist businesses in Nevada to be incompliance with OSHA
standards. SCATS’ top priority is to help Nevada businesses keep their
employees safe and offers on-site consultation services designed to help employers
recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their workplaces,
improve their safety and health programs, and assist in training employees. For
more information visit: http://www.4safenv.state.nv.us/.
the time of initial publication of this press release, the Nevada on-site
consultation program is funded by a cooperative agreement for $625,200 in
federal funds, or 27.7% of the program budget. No program funding is received
from non-governmental sources.